STRESS LESS, Sanctuary for all



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Breathing Techniques

Happy Page

Interactive Calming Page

My Calming Books Page

About Livinia


Mindfulness is being still, Giving time to unwind and free from life stress

Take a listen at the book: Keep Me Calm and STRESS FREE, by Livinia Ren…





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Stress and Anxiety

Stress At Work

Meditation Page

Breathing Techniques Page

How it feels to be depressed…


Accepting you have stress is the first step to happiness. Learning to TALK, about how you feel, Figuring how to deal with these feelings, making a plan are some of the many things you can do, to help reduce stress. These pages cover the topics discussed. Please feel to comment below.


  • Accepting you have this – is the first and most important things you can do. Sounds odd, but many people put this off, often thinking ‘it’s just a bad day’, or it will pass.
  • Learn to talk about it
  • Try to figure out when it happens most: ‘triggers’, once you do this, you can work out a plan, to help get you through those difficult times in the day.
    Consider ‘coping strategies’, these can be helped along by advice from a professional
  • Use all the support that you can. These includes, friends, support workers, doctors, official NHS websites. – NEVER DO THIS ALONE
  • Always have a goal for each day – you will feel better at the end of the day if you do this
  • Re-think your ‘me time’, always look after your well-being:
    ALWAYS HAVE A BREAK at work (see work stress techniques page on this website)
    TRY RELAXATON TECHNIQUES (Look at the meditation page on this website)
  • Plenty of sleep is needed
  • Drink plenty of fluids, it really helps if you are hydrated

what to do

Please visit the other pages on this website to help you with a range of relaxation techniques


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Have a look atMeditation Page
Stress Management – Stress at Work
Easy to understand Meditation Page
PoetryThoughts and Words
Interactive Calm PageInteractive Page
Have a little smileHappy Page
About Livinia – About Livinia


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Quick Meditation

Page links below and useful tips…

Breathing Techniques

Interactive Calming Page

Stress and Anxiety

Stress At Work

Happy Page

10 Reasons why you should meditate…

Help you think more clearly, helping you also gather your thoughts for the day ahead. If you need to make a big decision or think how you are going to manage a situation.

Improve your sleep – meditating CAN HELP A GREAT DEAL, calm your emotions, your worries and help you unwind from a stressful day. This is all part of the process of ‘winding down’, allowing yourself to feel you have ‘sorted’ out what you need, and therefore able to now sleep.

Elevate YOUR happiness levels – Meditation allows you to feel ‘elevated’, happy and emotionally cleansed.

Improve your health –

High blood pressure     Heart disease   Stress Management     Pain
Obesity and other weight problems     Insomnia     Recovery from cancer

Unhealthy addictions (e.g., alcohol, cigarettes, drugs)
Anxiety, stress and depression (including several stress-related problems such as multiple sclerosis, allergies, asthma, gastrointestinal problems, headaches, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, psoriasis, other skin problems
ADHD (Hyperactivity)

Help you keep calm under stressful situations or with moments of anxiety. If you have suffered with stress, meditation allows you to feel calmer and think more clearly. This helps towards a collection of very good techniques to help reduce stress. Please also see the stress and anxiety page Stress and Anxiety Page

Helpful with Pain – meditation has been used, to help with people who have pain… focusing your mind off the some of the pain, into different areas.

Improve Relationships – Improving your thought processes to enable you to think about your relationships with partners, friends etc. Working through arguments and life changes.

Thinking about Goals in lifeProcessing and VISUALISING a vision, can bring these to the front and encourage people to think about possibilities

The Meditation Page is being built and therefore will grow each week. SHORT MEDITATION PAGE… Short meditation can be done on the ‘bus’, in a park, home or anywhere.

Try this simple technique below…


Try this simple technique below…



1. Try to imagine a picture frame
2. Close your eyes and design your own picture frame – use any colour design, medium, natural or manmade etc.
3. Keeping your eyes closed, try to image another world inside the frame…remembering that…
a. You can have reality from a memory, such as beach holiday, or try to imagine a world that is of your own making
b. Some design beautiful forest, some design a beautiful beach
c. Some design a place they have seen before.
4. Every time you get a little anxious or overwhelmed, try to image this place.
a. Close your eyes for a short time…
b. Imagine your frame and then float into the world you made.
c. Then open your eyes… You can do this on the bus (with practice)

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Mindfulness Ideas

I am really interested in Mindfulness at the moment, but at first did find the concept very odd (a few years back). However, now it really helps me unwind and help me through the day. Its not just about staring at an orange! its about stopping what you ae doing, thinking nothing and having ‘a solitary moment’, to unwind. Its about really appreciating something – like a flower, a garden, a beautiful photograph, a wonderful object etc.

  1. Go find a flower or a beautiful statue in the house and STOP!
  2. Sit down and view the object (really look at the object and view its beauty)
  3. close your eyes every now and then and relax
  4. sit in silence
  5. then when you are ready – get up slowly and carry on with your daily life

Easy to understand Meditation Page
Step by step – Breathing Techniques
Have a little go – Interactive Calming Page
Stress Management – Stress and Anxiety Page
Stress Management – Stress At Work
Have a smile – Happy Page

Take a listen to my soothing words (its free, just click on the speaker next to my book) : TAKE A LISTEN Written by Myself and narrator: Kelli Lindsay, Keep Me Calm and STRESS FREE…

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Calming Page

Look at the different subjects below and click on the video. You can use your own music if you would like. Please put your headphones on. Please play your own soft relaxing music, while watching the slides below. words-vvv.jpg

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I am Calm

Today, close your eyes and blissfully imagine you are sitting in a beautiful forest. A forest filled with bountiful trees, wildflowers and beautiful colourful creatures. A place for you to rejuvenate your soul 




My Amazon Books: My Calm Books

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Helpful Books

Useful Books

calming book my book coverKeep Me Calm and Stress Free, By Livinia Ren, Learn how to cope with Stress at work, college and life’s daily pressures.

Please take a listen below of a short extract of the book…

Overcoming Anxiety Kennerley by Helen Robinson
Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Panic : A Five Areas Approach by Chris Williams
Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway Susan Jeffers
Overcoming Depression and Low Mood: A Five Areas Approach (third edition) by Chris Williams
Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think by Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky
Overcoming Depression: A Guide to Recovery with a Complete Self-help Programme by Paul Gilbert
Overcoming Health Anxiety by Veale David and Rob Willson
Introduction to Coping with Health Anxiety by Brenda Hogan and Charles Young
The Relaxation and Stress Reduction workbook by Martha Davis

Manage your Stress for a Healthier Life by Terry Looker and Gregson, Olga
The Worry Cure: Stop Worrying and Start Living by Robert L Leahy
How to Stop Worrying by Frank Tallis
Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by David Veale and Rob Willson
Understanding Obsessions and Compulsions by Frank Tallis
Overcoming Panic and Agoraphobia by Derrick Silove and by Vijaya Manicavasagar
Panic Attacks: What They Are, Why They Happen and What You Can Do About Them by Christine Ingham
An Introduction to Coping with Phobias by Brenda Hogan
Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness Gillian Butler
Overcoming Relationship Problems by Michael Crowe
Self-Esteem Overcoming Low Self- Esteem by Melanie Fennell
The Feeling Good Handbook by David Burns
Overcoming Insomnia and Sleep Problems by Colin A Espie
Overcoming Chronic Pain by Frances Cole, Catherine Carus, Hazel Howden- Leach and Helen Macdonald
Break Free from OCD: Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with CBT
by Fiona Challacombe, Victoria Oldfield, Bream and Paul M Salkowskis
Overcoming Binge Eating Christopher G Fairburn
Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e): A Survival Kit for Sufferers of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders by Ulrike Schmidt and Janet Treasure
Overcoming Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Peter J Cooper
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (second edition) by Frankie Campling and Michael Sharpe
Overcoming Chronic Fatigue Mary Burgess and Trudie Chalder

Available on Amazon and iTunes Audio

BOOK: KEEP ME CALM AND STRESS FREE… Filled with wonderful calming ideas and beautiful visuals, to help you or your friends cope with life’s little struggles. These books take a look at all areas, such as work stress, College or at home. Covering a range of techniques such as meditation, tips to create a wonderful calm home and many more ideas. You will make a list of what makes you calm, look at who you are and the moments in the day when you most need support. You will also look at techniques to support your daily environment. Not all people are the same, we cannot simply all do the same techniques.

I love to write


I write to soothe the soul and to help with my well-being. Writing is within my soul – Uplifting and enlightening my life, giving me a chance to use this as a from of meditation and self happiness. I have worked for many years in inner city schools and in the evenings for the Youth Service. I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and enjoy supporting others to a healthier life. I am passionate about the earth and nature and how nature can help change emotions and energy. I am also a relative of the famous ‘peaky blinders’. I still live in Birmingham, England and love its wonderful diverse culture. I will always be a ‘Brummie’ at heart. My books are aimed at rejuvenating and calming others

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What is perfect for one person, may not be right for another. There are so many relaxation techniques, that it can be confusing, so confusing that we often rely on friend’s suggestions. Unless they really, really know you, I would try to discover your own path to calm. From dealing with overwhelming workloads, to learning how to meditate, dealing with bills learning how to be happier, about who you are and where you are going; this book guides you through various easy to follow steps, to help you with lack of sleep, work stress, dealing with Life’s distractions, and a look at relaxation techniques. The art of Calm is when you discover WHO YOU ARE, AND WHAT MAKES YOU CALM. Then the journey is much, much more pleasant, you are more likely to succeed when you consider YOUR PERSONAL NEEDS.


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